Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Recipe

Homemade Funfetti Cupcake: Moist, pillowy vanilla cupcakes studded with sprinkles and topped with fluffy buttercream.

Homemade Funfetti Cupcake   Back when I was a young’n we were allowed things like sugar in school. Everyone was allowed to bring in a birthday treat to help celebrate their special day. The “trendy” choice was always Funfetti Cupcakes (vanilla cupcakes with rainbow sprinkles). Because funfetti cupcakes are like 10x more festive and adorable than your average vanilla cupcake right?! (and that’s a scientific fact!). This is  a homemade from scratch version of my favorite childhood cupcakes: funfetti cupcakes! It is a lot easier than you may think! Homemade Funfetti Cupcake

Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes Recipe

Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Recipe
Serves: 12 Large Cupcakes
  • 1 and ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup rainbow sprinkles
Vanilla Buttercream:
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tin with 12 cupcake liners.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Melt better in a large microwave safe bowl. Whisk in sugar.
  4. Stir in egg, yogurt, milk, and vanilla.
  5. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Gently fold in sprinkles.
  6. Divide batter between 12 liners (Fill around ⅔ of the way full). Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
For the Frosting:
  1. Beat softened butter for 3-4 minutes. No electric mixer? No problem, just use a wooden spoon.
  2. Stir in heavy cream, and vanilla. Gradually stir in confectioner's sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
  3. Spread or pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Top with additional sprinkles if desired.

Homemade Funfetti Cupcake

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Funfetti Cupcake Recipe adapted from: Sally’s Baking Addiction




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  1. Those cupcakes are the cutest things ever! They look amazing!

  2. These look so fun! My kids will definitely love them!

  3. These look so simple and cute and yummy! Thanks!

  4. Oh I love all these awesome and fun recipes!! Sharing on my Pinterest board!

  5. these cupcakes are so fun and cute!

  6. I need these cupcakes in my life asap!

  7. Such pretty cupcakes! 🙂 Funfetti cupcakes are some of my favorite!

  8. How adorable are these cupcakes? I’m pinning these to my birthday party ideas board – thanks for sharing!
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  9. I shared this on Google+ because I love homemade things and I love Funfetti. Thanks for sharing a way to make Funfetti without a box.
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